Monday, September 21, 2015

Review of The Mistress of Tall Acre

If This is actually the cover I love it. can't wait (September 2015) The Mistress of Tall Acre: A Novel by Laura Frantz Title: The Mistress of Tall Acre

Author: Laura Frantz
Chapters: 38

Pages: 395

Genre: Christian Historical Romance, Christian Historical

Rating: 5 stars

The Mistress of Tall Acre is the newest book by Laura Frantz. Just like her previous books it was awesome.   The Mistress of Tall Acre is a sound alone novel, set during the 18th century at the end of the American Revolution.   I enjoyed this stand alone novel; it was nice that the whole story was in one book.  

Seamus Ogilvy is a scared General inside and out. The war was long and hard.  Some of the injuries of war are easier to get off than others.   He just wants to get Tall Acre back up to the noble home it was till the war. He also wants to raise his daughter Lily-Cate. But more than anything he wants to live the past in the past.

Sophie Menzies has been all alone since her brother left to fight, her mother's death and her father running back to Scotland.  She's all but given up.  Sophie is strong in her faith and is determining to follow God's leading. However with nowhere else to go Sophie agrees to marry Seamus. An arrangement that they both thing was always be in name only.   His daughter needs a mother and Sophie needs a home. I normally don't love marriage of convenience stories, but I loved this one. Because it didn't take away from the story if it anything it added to the story. 

I love how that both Seamus and Sophie are older a little older late twenties and earlier thirties.  It made it easier to relate to the characters.  The fact that Sophie was strong in her faith, because at many through the novel many times it is the only thing getting her through.  Both Seamus and Sophie have a lot to learn not only about each other, but life, and most importantly faith. The journey to the ending is full of twist and turns but all so worth it.

The Mistress of a Tall Acre is a fast paced read that you will not want to put down.  While Sophie has become my new favorite heroine of Laura's and Seamus is my new favorite hero for reasons I can't give away without giving away the story; it is all the characters that shape the story.   Without the supporting characters as well The Mistress of Tall Acre wouldn't be the story it is. And Laura adding a new twist to her writing. She added a bit of mystery and suspense to her historical romance and I love it.

I was given an E-copy from Netgalley exchange for an honest review. 

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